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The European Rescue of the Franco Regime, 1950-1975

Published by EH.Net (December 2023). Fernando Guirao. The European Rescue of the Franco Regime, 1950-1975. New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. 496 pp. $145 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0198861232.   Reviewed for EH.Net by Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, World Bank and Georgetown University. “Spain is the problem, and Europe is the solution,” wrote José Ortega y Gasset, the most […]

The Prince of Slavers: Humphry Morice and the Transformation of Britain’s Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1698-1732

Published by EH.Net (December 2023). Matthew David Mitchell. The Prince of Slavers: Humphry Morice and the Transformation of Britain’s Transatlantic Slave Trade, 1698-1732. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. xvii + 317 pp. $129.99 (hardcover), ISBN 978-3030338381. Reviewed for EH.Net by Jose Rowell Corpuz, University of Warwick.   Matthew David Mitchell’s The Prince of Slavers examines the […]

The Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism

Published by EH.Net (November 2023). Clara E. Mattei. The Capital Order: How Economists Invented Austerity and Paved the Way to Fascism. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2022. 480 pp. $30 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0226818399. Reviewed for EH.Net by Max Harris, Senior Fellow, The Wharton Initiative on Financial Policy and Regulation.   Clara Mattei’s book, The […]

No Return: Jews, Christian Usurers, and the Spread of Mass Expulsion in Medieval Europe

Published by EH.Net (October 2023). Rowan Dorin. No Return: Jews, Christian Usurers, and the Spread of Mass Expulsion in Medieval Europe. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023. 374 pp. $49.95 (hardback), ISBN: 978-0691249823. Reviewed for EH.Net by Jamin Andreas Hübner, LCC International University and University of the People.   In No Return, historian Rowan Dorin wants […]

Winifred Barr Rothenberg

In Memoriam ECONOMICS HISTORY ASSOCIATION REMEMBERS WINIFRED BARR ROTHENBERG October 1, 2023 By Anne McCants Our colleague, Winnifred Barr Rothenberg, passed away on October 1, 2023. We would be sorely remiss if we failed to take proper notice of a life that was lived so extraordinarily well. So on this somber occasion I would like […]

Making a Modern Central Bank: The Bank of England 1979-2003

Published by EH.Net (October 2023). Harold James. Making a Modern Central Bank: The Bank of England 1979-2003. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (Studies in Macroeconomic History), 2020. xxiii + 543 pp. £31.99 (paperback), ISBN 978-1108799492. Reviewed for EH.Net by John Singleton, Sheffield Hallam University.   Harold James’s Making a Modern Central Bank is the latest in […]

The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism

Published by EH.Net (October 2023). Sebastian Edwards. The Chile Project: The Story of the Chicago Boys and the Downfall of Neoliberalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023. 376 pp. $32 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0691208626. Reviewed for EH.Net by Andrew Zimbalist, Smith College.   The Chile Project is replete with interesting storylines, but the central theme that runs […]

The Economy of Promises: Trust, Power, and Credit in America

Published by EH.Net (September 2023). Bruce Carruthers. The Economy of Promises: Trust, Power, and Credit in America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2022. 408 pp. $35 (hardback), ISBN 978-0691235387. Reviewed for EH.Net by Bradley A. Hansen, University of Mary Washington.   In The Economy of Promises: Trust, Power, and Credit in America Bruce Carruthers sets out […]

A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism

Published by EH.Net (September 2023). Nelson Lichtenstein and Judith Stein. A Fabulous Failure: The Clinton Presidency and the Transformation of American Capitalism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2023. 525 pp. $39.95 (hardback), ISBN 978-0691245508. Reviewed for EH.Net by James K. Galbraith, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin.   This […]